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CRISPR
CRISPR Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
CRISPR
CRISPR Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry
For the first time, the Nobel Prize in chemistry has gone to two women: CRISPR scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna.
October 7, 2020

For the first time, the Nobel Prize in chemistry has gone to two women: CRISPR scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna.

Women in Tech
New Tech Startup Aims to Teach More Girls to Code
coding kit for kids
Women in Tech
New Tech Startup Aims to Teach More Girls to Code
This start-up just launched an at-home coding kit that aims to get more girls into tech.
June 26, 2020

This start-up just launched an at-home coding kit that aims to get more girls into tech.

Female Leaders
The First Person to Reach Space and Challenger Deep
challenger deep
Female Leaders
The First Person to Reach Space and Challenger Deep
Astronaut Kathy Sullivan has visited the Challenger Deep, making her the first human to reach both space and the bottom of the ocean.
June 9, 2020

Astronaut Kathy Sullivan has visited the Challenger Deep, making her the first human to reach both space and the bottom of the ocean.

Global Impact
Conversations with Refugees
Conversations with Refugees
Global Impact
Conversations with Refugees
Aline Sara is changing the conversation around what it means to be a refugee by talking — literally. Through her...
January 1, 2020

Aline Sara is changing the conversation around what it means to be a refugee by talking — literally. Through her startup, NaTakallam (Arabic for "we talk"), Aline pairs refugees with people from other countries who want to learn their language. The "conversation partners" chat over Whatsapp or Skype to improve their Arabic or Spanish. But Aline says that people gain more than just language skills: it is foreign language...

Future of Fertility
Why Don’t Women’s Health Companies Get Adequate Funding?
women's health
Future of Fertility
Why Don’t Women’s Health Companies Get Adequate Funding?
Celmatix Founder and CEO Piraye Beim gives an inside look into the battle to secure funding for women's health.
By Julia Sklar
December 10, 2019

Celmatix Founder and CEO Piraye Beim gives an inside look into the battle to secure funding for women's health.

Human Nature
Advice from a Death Doula: Unlocking Life Before Death
Advice from a Death Doula: Unlocking Life Before Death
Human Nature
Advice from a Death Doula: Unlocking Life Before Death
Talking about death can actually make it a much less frightening topic. Here’s how working with a death doula or attending a local death cafe can help.
December 4, 2019

Talking about death can actually make it a much less frightening topic. Here’s how working with a death doula or attending a local death cafe can help.

Catalysts
How Old Skool Café Helped This Teenager Overcome Adversity After Trauma
How Old Skool Café Helped This Teenager Overcome Adversity After Trauma
Catalysts
How Old Skool Café Helped This Teenager Overcome Adversity After Trauma
After suffering a violent gang beating, Desiree Maldonado experienced major medical and emotional issues. She turned from a shy and nerdy 14-year-old kid to a hard and angry rebel. This is how one restaurant job changed her trajectory.
By Lise Metzger
November 23, 2019

After suffering a violent gang beating, Desiree Maldonado experienced major medical and emotional issues. She turned from a shy and nerdy 14-year-old kid to a hard and angry rebel. This is how one restaurant job changed her trajectory.

Catalysts
Old Skool Café Provides an Alternative to Gangs and Violence
Old Skool Café Provides an Alternative to Gangs and Violence
Catalysts
Old Skool Café Provides an Alternative to Gangs and Violence
As a former prison guard, Teresa Goines watched kids drift in and out of the justice system. Now she runs a jazz-themed eatery that hires at-risk youth and gives them a place to learn and grow.
By Esther Landhuis
November 18, 2019

As a former prison guard, Teresa Goines watched kids drift in and out of the justice system. Now she runs a jazz-themed eatery that hires at-risk youth and gives them a place to learn and grow.